December 15, 2005
Where in Manila can you find this Mr. Santa Pulis?
I was blown away with a different view of Christmas the other night. We were invited to judge the Manila Police District's Christmas Decorations in the District and Stations in Manila as part of our Manila Jaycees project. We visited all the 11 police stations in Manila from Malate to Tondo and you will be humbled with how lucky are we to celebrate Christmas with our family and in peace. I appreciate more the work of our Manila police of trying their very best to protect us from lawless elements and on guard 24x7 for any eventualities. I saw the human side of the Police who prays that nobody gets hurt when there is a rally or pray that it would rain which is a proven deterrent for violent rallies.
The eventual winner of the MPD Christmas Decorations is Police Station 6 in Sta. Ana besides the Sta. Ana Church where you would see this Mr. Santa Claus police dancing while equipped with all the necessary police equipment. He protects the children from harm and locks up lawless element to make sure that we have a happy and blessed Christmas. Inside the station, you can see the inmates in their crowded cell and it is very hard to look them straight into the eye with a prejudice look or a sympathetic glance.
It makes me appreciate that I get to celebrate Christmas with my family happily and safely.